Monday, December 31, 2012

Perspective (Watercolor)

The chair in the background creates incredible depth in the picture. That's the main reason why I love painting this again and again.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Two new paintings (watercolor)

Here are two paintings which are little different than the ones I do normally. One is more like a portrait of a tree and the other one is painted very loosely. I hope you will love both.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Guruwar Peth, Pune (Watercolor)

I did a sketch on site and then made this painting based on photograph. I loved the composition with the shadow angling across the building. Painters will tell you that it's very difficult to stop once you start painting the details. This one is a prime example - where I had to tell myself to STOP. The bricks on the wall was the last detail I painted.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Morning at Anjarle (watercolor)

I'd been to Anjarle in Konkan in February 2012. Here is a painting based on an early morning scene captured in my camera.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lavasa7 - Tea stalls (watercolor)

This is the final painting of the Lavasa series.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lavasa6 - (water colour)

Another scene en route to Lavasa city.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lavasa 5 (water colour)

The road to Lavasa goes through some small villages fortunate enough to be away from so called developer's eyes. So one still finds some beautiful green fields there. Here is one such farm bathed in the late afternoon sunshine.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lavasa 4 (Watercolor)

The road to Lavasa has many twists and turns which people find exciting for various reasons. Those who love driving enjoy them and those who have car sickness are excited for wrong reasons! For me each turn presents a beautiful scene worth painting. Here is one I liked.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Don't touch! it's wet! (Watercolor)

A friend had posted a photograph on facebook of unusual rains in Muscat. It made a very nice subject especially for watercolor painting where we paint "wet on wet" to create the atmosphere. Hope you will enjoy this.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Timeless beauty! (water color)

Old temples by riverside in Black and White have a timeless feel about them. So here is a painting I did in Paynes Grey to achieve a similar feel. Hope you like it. Composition theories prescribe avoiding too much action in the corner of paintings - however the goats here were too inviting! They also do not cause lot of disturbance.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lavasa 2

Temghar Dam backwaters on a cold and grey evening. There was no need to look for colors other than Paynes Grey. I personally love these B&W paintings. They look even better after framing.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lavasa 1

Yesterday I went for a drive with a friend and took some photographs on the way. Here is a painting based on one of them. I hope you will like it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

An african landscape!

Very different elements in the background here!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Evening at Harne village!

This one took a day! Normally I paint the light and mid tones first and then darks in the end. However this one has so many details that there was a great risk of losing the tonal balance. So I filled all blocks in mid- tones first and then glazed a wash of dark grey to achieve the light effect. Hope you will like it!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Yesterday's demonstration!

Yesterday I did a watercolor painting demo for some of my family members. Here is the result! I hope you will also like it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Artistes often state that paintings should be like stories and not like reports..meaning they should be subtle and suggestive rather than too realistic. This is what I had in mind while painting this one. I hope you will enjoy watching this.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A day's hard work! (watercolor)

I am on a medical leave and the only physical activity allowed is painting. So here are the three paintings I managed to complete today. I hope you would like these.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Never give up!

I almost gave up painting after my new mop brush flooded the paper. But then just as practice I decided to work with the darks. Suddenly the painting came to life. I love it - what about you?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Monsoon special!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

In and around empress garden!

I took some photographs over the weekend as references for my painting. Focus was on strong compositions. Here are the results. I hope you will like them as much as I did.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Some waterscapes!!

For last few days I have been painting scenes with water as a dominant element. Hope you will like these.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunday landscapes at Gokhale Institute, Pune

Here are 2 paintings of a house inside Gokhale Inst. Campus. I was informed by an official that Mahatma Gandhi stayed here when he was in pune.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The 5X7 days (watercolor)

Like A5, I also love painting on 5'X7' paper. Recently I have been painting on this size from photo references. It's good fun! Here are some decent ones I liked. I hope you will also like them.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Moving to colored sketches (watercolour)

And here is the transition to colour sketches! The first one in on watercolor paper the others on ordinary sketch book.

Grey sketches in the transition phase!

I went on a family vacation to Coorg and Kabini in Karnataka where I could paint leisurely for 2/3 hours everyday. This allowed me to experiment a bit and I tried Paynes Grey watercolors first (see painting 4 above) and then a bit of color in a grey sketch (see painting 3) above. When I moved from Coorg to Kabini I moved completely to coloured sketches. So these were some of the final grey sketches during this transition. The last one is from Pune and the others are from Coorg. Kabini sketches will follow in the next post. Hope you like these!